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Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
by Debbie Stoller
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the original, 18 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Stitch 'n Bitch Nation (Paperback)
I found the original stich n bitch book excellent for progressing my knitting skills. This is really just a re-cap of that with some new patterns. There's no further progression and You'd probably be better off just buying a pattern book. Also, when I did one of the patterns, it had an abbreviation in it that wasn't explained anywhere else in the book and which I had to look up on the internet. The pattern turned out well though.

Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) [DVD] [2004]
Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Aniston
Price: £45.00

5.0 out of 5 stars So much extra footage!!, 28 Jan. 2010
As a die-hard friends fan, I bought this box-set purely for the extras and it doesn't disappoint. My initial impression was that the box-set felt cheap and I didn't like the lay out (the discs are boxed by series but the boxes and discs have no info about what episodes are in - this is all contained in a separate booklet that sits neatly in the box) but I can see the advantages as you can peruse all the episodes in one place before deciding which disc to watch rather than picking up several boxsets.

The real bonus though is in all the extra footage. Every episode I've watched so far has had new lines/ extended scenes that I've not seen before. There's also commentaries on some of the episodes which are quite interesting. Some of the other extras are a bit rubbish and just thrown together from existing footage as padding but that doesn't detract from the general greatness of this!
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The Hungry Years: Confessions of a Food Addict
The Hungry Years: Confessions of a Food Addict
by William Leith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing with a narrow focus, 6 April 2009
I'm fascinated by the psychology of over eating but found this one of the most disappointing books that I've read on the subject. The entire book can be summarised as 'Fat man finds Atkins and gets thin'. However, as anyone who has ever lost a lot of weight on a diet can tell you, the state of a dieter is a hugely biased one - you have to constantly be a cheerleader for your 'regime' to keep yourself on course and this is clearly the state in which William Leith found himself when writing this book.
Leith's particularly narrow focus is a championing of the low-carb life which does not sufficiently address the psychological causes of binge eating (although he does throw in some interesting snippets about the societal causes). If you like Atkins, I say 'write an Amazon review. Don't write a self-indulgent book about it.'

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